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Apr 22, 2013 8:30am EDT
policy, and it's not a foreign policy priority simply because it's the right thing to do. it's time to our own security. it's tied to the possibilities of prosperity and of nations living by rule of law and of nation's living in peace. countries where strong human rights prevail our countries where people do better, economies thrive, rule of law is stronger, governments are more effective and more responsive, and they are countries that lead on the world stage and project stability across their regions. strong respect for human rights isn't merely an indicator that a country is likely doing well. it actually unleashes a countries potential, and it helps to advance growth and progress. so i ask you just to think of the country like burma for a minute. because of steps towards democratic reform and stronger human rights protections, a country that had been isolated for years is now making progress. as it reached where we wanted to be? know, but it's on the road. it's moving. and more people are contributed economy and participating in the government, leading toasr growth andnt. and by
Apr 17, 2013 9:00am EDT
of our 21st century foreign policy. there's no disagreement about that in my country. the parliament passed last year anonymously a policy resolution which defined the icelandic objective in the arctic. so together with the other nordic countries we hope to play a constructive part and evidence of this was that few months ago one of our april servant was the first director general of the secretary of the arctic. >> several currency questions. the icelandic money is coming out of financial turmoil. what would you consider the future of the money? and are you considering any alternative currency for iceland ? >> i think it's a positive indication of how we have all dealt with the financial crisis. i can comment on the national press club only six minutes are left and i get that question. [laughter] of the financial issues. nobody would believe that for a five years ago. without in state of affairs we could perhaps come together again and talk about how we're the financial crisis and how we dealt with a crisis in a different way from many other countries. how we did not follow the foots
Apr 24, 2013 5:00pm EDT
terrorist attack. as a senator, what specific changes would you pursue in our domestic and foreign policies to makes safer? >> well, first of all, i want to thank you john and cynthia for hosting the debate. it's a great honor to be here. i want to thank my colleague for being here as well. before we begin, i want to offer my condom ens -- condolences the citizen who behaved valuably in a compassionate way during the past week. it's ban long week. my thoughts and prayers with all of those recovering. in terms of what i would do, i would continue to do i have been doing. on i think our big difference is voting record on homeland security. i think one of the great parts of what what happened this week in term of the rescue and the coordination of the capture of the terrorists was the coordination between the defense agencies, the joint terrorism task force. i voted to create the joint terrorism task force. mr. markey voted against that proposal. i voted for repeatedly voted for funding for homeland security, mr. mark key voted repeatedly against that. i would continue the priorities
Apr 24, 2013 12:00pm EDT
decades of lynne leadership in matters of commonsense foreign policy, in his leadership in saving over 100,000 hoosier auto jobs, and for his constant efforts on behalf of indiana's farmers from lake michigan to the ohio river, to senator burge bye's -- birch bye's birch bayh's efforts on title 9. to our senator and vice president dan quayle, his bipartisan efforts to pass jobs training legislation. senator evan bayh, flexing his independence and his passion to get our fiscal house in order. and my current colleague, senator dan coats, his efforts to keep our nation safe. the people of indiana expect their leaders to put hoosier common sense ahead of partisanship. we expect our senators not to be the loudest people in the building but the hardest working people in the building, and in my case, to make my job about making sure i'm looking out for their job. i'm honored to be here in this chamber working every day. not because i work for anybody here. i work for everyone back home. that's my mission, that's my job, and i'm incredibly privileged to do that. god bless indiana, god ble
Apr 16, 2013 9:00am EDT
employed by foreign governments. the cia recognized this in an internal review and acknowledged that many of the interrogation techniques that employed were inconsistent with the public policy positions that the united states has taken regarding human rights. the united states is understandably subject to criticism when it criticized another nation for engaging in torture, then justifies the same conduct under national security arguments. there are those that defend the techniques of, like waterboarding, stress and sleep deprivation because there was the office of legal counsel, which issued a decision of proving of their use because they defined them as not being torture. those opinions have since been repudiated by legal experts and the olc itself. and even in it his opinion it relies not only on a very narrow legal definition of torture but also on factual representation about how the techniques would be implemented that later proved inaccurate. this is in important context as to how the penny came about but also how policymakers relied upon it. based upon a thorough review of the avai
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